Coping with Depression

Montag, 5. September 2011 - 14:48

… What is Depression?

Depression is a prolonged and persistent negative mood which can color and interfere with many aspects of one’s life. It is characterized by feelings of worthlessness, excessive guilt, loneliness, sadness, hopelessness, and self-doubt. Suicidal thoughts may also be present. Normal everyday depression can last for a few minutes to a few days. We’ve all felt these periods of being “down” or “sad.” These feelings are a normal part of being human. On the other hand, depression that becomes intense and lasts for extended periods of time may be a dysfunctional form of depression, something beyond the “everyday sort.” This more serious type of depression can often be helped by seeing a mental health specialist. …

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